Kingsland Garden Club

Yantis Lakeside Gardens

Living and Gardening in the

Beautiful Texas Hill Country


Kingsland Garden Club
Celebrating Over 50 Years in the Highland Lakes Area 
The Kingsland Garden Club was organized in 1961 and is a member of the Texas and National Garden Clubs. We meet on the first Friday of each month from September to May. We have several programs during the year when we invite the public to join us for interesting and informative programs.
Kingsland Garden Club Officers:                            
President - Sharon Jones 

Vice President - Susan Berglund Nye
2nd Vice President - Nancy Bardouche 
Secretary - Renee Case

                        Treasurer - Robert Yantis 
                  Past President - Diane Langley
Next meeting for members:
April 8, 2016
Next Public Program:
April 8, 2016
For more information about the Kingsland Garden Club or to be notified of our programs you can email us or call (325) 388-8849
2015- 2016 Public Programsat 1:30 pm at the Kingsland Library,
 125 W. Polk St.:
Programs will start at 1:30 p.m. Club meetings at 1:00 p.m.

Friday, April 8th - Meeting of the Kingsland Garden Club.  The public is invited to this unique place with a tour of Upper Highland Lakes Nature Center with founder and Director Billy Hutson at 1 PM.  Click here for info on UHLNC. Click here for directions to UHLNC and Reveille Peak Ranch.

March 4, 2016 - Sherie Clarkson will present "Growing and Using Herbs"  AT credit for Master Gardeners.

February 5th - Kelly Tarla replaced retired extension agent Wade Hibler,taking over July 15th, 2015.  Kelly says today’s agriculture is more than just “food and fiber”.  She plans to spend time with the local Master Gardener and Master Naturalist programs, as those two groups are great resources for the county with their expertise and knowledge.

Trees in Texas have historically had a tough time of it. Take East Texas for example: Texans traditionally think of 
trees as fence posts in-the-rough. Who needs trees when you've got a big hat for shade? The best way to survive as a 
tree in Texas is to arrange to have some historic event occur under (or hanging from) your branches.  AT credit for Master Gardeners.

September 11th - Andra Harris will present an interesting program on Bokashi Composting.  “Bokashi is a form of composting that uses a specific group of microbes to anaerobically  ferment organic matter, resulting in a finished product that can be rapidly digested by soil biota.” Bokashi  Composting  by Adam Footer

Andra Harris learned of Bokashi composting three years ago in Plano where she was a teacher.  She also had a parent of a student in her class who did Bokashi composting and was thoroughly convinced of its usefulness.  She knew it was something she wanted to try.  She was a huge recycler and this was one easy way to get some of the food out of the landfill and out of her garbage disposal.  She tried a small garden and Bokashi compost worked well even with the horrible clay soil of Plano and she was hooked. AT credit for Master Gardeners.

Friday, October 2nd, 2015 - Linda Fleming was a very active Highland Lakes Master Gardener and a member of the Kingsland Garden Club for many years until moving to Victoria with her husband Bob.  They have recently moved to Santa Fe NM.  Linda is going to present a program showing the making of a beautiful demonstration and educational garden in Victoria, Texas.  The Victoria County Master Gardeners broke ground in 2003 on their education garden located on county property at the site of the historic Foster Army Air Field.  Today the Victoria Education Garden serves the area as a center for beauty and education.  AT credit for Master Gardeners.


Friday, December 4, 2015 - Members luncheon

January 8, 2016 - Cindy Friedrichs, owner of Lily Flower Shoppe, will present "Think OUTSIDE the Box When Making Your Flower Arrangements"  Sheryl Yantis will also present a short program on "Bring Back the Monarchs"  AT credit for MG.

February 5, 2016 - Burnet County Texas A & M AgriLife Extension Agent Kelly Tarla will present "Historic Trees of Texas"  AT credit for Master Gardeners.

March 4, 2016 - Sherie Clarkson will present "Growing and Using Herbs"  AT credit for Master Gardeners.

Friday, April 8, 2016 - Tour of Upper Highland Lakes Nature Center with founder and Director Billy Hutson.

Club Members only events:

November - Member only tour

December - Christmas Luncheon at The Lighthouse Country Club Restaurant - 11:30 A.M.

May - May Garden Tour and Progressive Luncheon

Kingsland Garden Club Activities
Images from our May Garden Tour and Luncheon
Photos courtesy of Sue Kersey